When it comes to 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA', we're not sure what to think. The studio won't let mainstream critics review the film, which is almost always a very bad sign. Yet there are a few folks that have been able to screen it, and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Now comes Director Stephen Sommers taking the type to an all new level: In an interview with SuperHeroHype, Sommers talks--GASP--about a sequel. On if Paramount comes to him Monday talking sequel:
"I'll take August off, but then sure, I'm right back in there."
More on a 2nd film:
" Well, the mythology of it, Larry Hama who gave me the comic books gave me a lot of the mythology of it that there's so much more to tell just about these characters and where their relationships go. I think that even though this movie has a beginning, a middle and an end, you still want to know what's going to happen to them. You want to know more about these characters which is the best thing about it. As great as the action is and all the special effects, I think people really fall in love with these characters. The key is that I have a lot of ideas and there's a "G.I. Joe" mythology. If we get to do a sequel, there's a lot more to tell."
Could this be a case of Sommers just hyping his newest film? Or is this movie really good enough to warrant a sequel? G.I. Joe will certainly take the box office title this weekend, but much of its future success will depend on critical reviews. The media is generally tougher on films that they aren't allowed to review in advance, so it could be rough going. We'll see come Monday.